Reuben's Retreat

Our journey to becoming a family support charity begins in 2012……

Reuben passed away on the 21st of August 2012 from an aggressive brain tumour whilst on a family holiday in Devon.

His mummy promised him that his life would not be in vain and she would be a legacy in his name.

After all, each life, no matter how brief, can change a little part of our world.

The family were committed to donating Reuben’s organs, to save others.  Unable to do this, his mummy created something special, and just 2 days after losing Reuben, ‘Reuben’s Retreat’ was born.

It was to be a sanctuary, a place where families of children with medical complexities could holiday, a place of comfort, peace and tranquillity, a place where fun and memories could be made.

The family had the opportunity to make fantastic and beautiful memories with Reuben in his short life and wanted to gift this opportunity to others.

Later, when planning Reuben’s memorial, it was decided that the charity would also support families after the loss of a child.

Our accreditations

abpco 2021
Manchester Bee
CPD Member
Living Wage Member
Good Employment - Sponsor
Good Employment - Member
Armed Forces Covenant
Tech UK
Ban The Box
Faculty of Clinical Informatics
Stockport County